Lune Day 26

At Kat Myrman‘s suggestion,along with Jane Dougherty, I’m trying out the Lune form this month. The Lune is a three line poem, either 5/3/5 syllables or 3/5/3 words.

Colours pink and green

Flowers reach

To the sky so keen.

If we were having Coffee : Gardens, News, families

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

Lets  join  everyone  here  and  all the  other  “IF  WE  WERE  HAVING  COFFEES”

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If we were having  coffee: I would  tell  you  just  how  much I  would like  to  pretend  that I have  all  the  time in  world  this  week  but  sadly  my  time is  very  clipped  today. We have  the  mother in  law  over  most  Sundays…. for  some  reason  neither  of  the husbands two  siblings seem  to  see fit  to  have  her  over, so  most  Sundays, outings  and Holidays  (  as our  American  friends  say, to  me  Christmas,Easter  and bank holidays  fall to us. ) Now  we  don’t  mind  but it  does  get  a  little  stressful  when  there are  other things  on  the cards  that  need  to be organized!….. Enough  I  am not  moaning   just  stating  facts!

If we were having  coffee:  I  would  tell  you  it has been a  strange  week  as I  have been under  the  weather and  spent  two  days in  bed  with stomach  ache. So it has  not been a normal  week  as I was unable  to get out and  do  most of  the usual  things  that  make  my  week  normal. I like  normal  it  makes  me  feel  safe  anything  else tends  to  upset  my  equilibrium!

Now  I  have  found  a very interesting   new  blog, on  first sight  it  appears  to be  a  cookery  blog  but  as  the posts  started  coming  to my  email I discovered  that  it is  also about  a  very  brave  and  courageous mother of  nine children’s account  of her  life  as a  foreigner living  and  married  to a  man in Saudi, she  has amazed  and inspired  me, also  I love  her  recipes. Do  pop  over  and  check out  at  Lynz real cooking. here  is  one of  her  triumphs  …go on  let’s  all have  a piece!

  If we  were having  coffee : I would  ask  what  are  the  big  things  that  affected  you  in the  news  this  week. As I said  I have been  out of  it  most of  the week  but  what  has seeped  through  to me is  that  the Number  of  Muslim  women  who  are taking off  for  Syria  to join isis  from this  country,the  UK , is  growing . Well okay  if  these women  feel  they  need  to  dessert  the life  they have  grown up  with over here and  want  to give up  every last  vestige  of  freedom then fine  they make  their own beds  let  them lie in them. But   they are  taking  children  with  them, some very young  children  too. Apparently  these  women are  doing  this  mad  exodus  without  their husbands  or  families knowing ?

It  started  with  young  men  being  radicalized by youtube  and  social media, then it  was young  girls  and  now  women  with  children  are  up  and  fleeing  into  what I can  only  see  as the unknown. Well if  young  men , girls  and  women  want  to leave  here  and  head out  to  join isis  so be it. Now  to my mind  their  actions  do not  come  without  consequences  if  they  go  they  can never return.   Let us  face it  how  could  they  ever  be trusted  not to turn against us? That  said  it is not  fair of  them to take  their children  with them, what  mother  can willing  take  their  children into a war  zone,  a place  where  women  are  treated  a cheap chattels  and  worth less  than  cattle. It pains  me  to say  this   but it  is  wrong . Read  here

Right  If  we were having coffee : Can I  get  you  a top up or  perhaps  you would like  something  stronger.

Now  the moment  you all adore….. Garden  time!!

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Tomato crop coming on

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and big

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Autumn colours

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Tidied up

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White rose rising

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Last splash of Summer

If  we were having coffee : I would  ask  if  I  can fill up  your  cup, or  glass  or  get  you anything  else  to  eat  it is  all  calorie  free!

Let us  go  and Join Paul and the  gang  they  are  all over  at  Mark Bialczak  this  week and  see  what  they are  all discussing  ! It has  been lovely  as always  to have  you all here  and  I  hope,  as does  Paul  that  you will all join us here again  next  week.

And of course  the

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over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: Kidnapping, Garden Produce ,Geese,

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

Lets  join  everyone  here  and  all the  other  “IF  WE  WERE  HAVING  COFFEES”

Join in !

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If  we were having  coffee: I would have  to draw  your  attention  to  Paul’s  guest  post  this  week  as it is  very  interesting, I  am  not  going  to go  over  what  he has  written  as  he has  covered  it  so  eloquently!  Now  what  has  been going on  here  well the  weeks  flash  buy  so  quickly   and  I  am  sure  I shall meet  my self  going  backwards  one  day!

So  the usual  vists  to  the  gym  and  classes, then  on  Wednesday   my  friend  L  and I  spent  a cultural  day  in the local  museum, it  was really  interesting  …. luckily  for  you  there  was no  photography  allow !!We also  enjoyed  a  pot of  tea and a  scone each. We had  a lovely  day.

If  we were having  coffee: Friday  was  interesting  too  as  I was  due  to  meet  a friend  who  lives up  the road  but  who I have not seen since  before  our River  trip. My  sister  came  over in the morning  so I could help her  with  her  laptop, this task  took longer  than either of us  had  expected  and I  rung  my  friend  to say  I was going to  be half  an hour  late. ” Aha!  she  said  that is  fine  as I want  to  kidnap  you ”  I was intrigued  as ( touch  wood)  I have never  been  kidnapped  and have no  wish  to be!

Well I  sorted  my  sister out  as best I  could  and  she was happy  because  we had  sorted  her  immediate  problem. So I  went  along  to  my  friend’s house. The  kidnapping   turned out  to be  a trip  to Bisham (the place  hubby  and I  visited  the other  week. ) Her  son  was  doing  the last  of  his  duties  as  youth  leader (  moving into the  real world  and  a new  career ) He  had been incharge  of  a camp  of  young  people  and  we had  been  roped in to  help  clear  up  the  area  an  take  two  young  lads home!

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The camp site

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Goose with gammy wing

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Geese with lone duck cleaning up

When we arrived,  there  were pile of  equipment  everywhere  and people  loading  cars  with  camping  and  cooking  gear  and  children! We  joined in  and  soon  the  field  looked  pristine  again as in top  picture ! There  was  a Goose  there who  had  broken  a wing , I  asked  about  him  and  was  told  that  he had  broken  his wing  last year  but  the RSPB  had  fixed him  up  and  though  he  has  a strange  protuding  part  to his wing  he has happily  survived  the year!

As  you can see  the only  evidence  that  there had  been  a  camp  there  at  all was  the  different  colour  patches  on the  field!  That is  shown in  above  with  the  lone Duck  who joined  the  Geese  in their  clear  up  routine!

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Ready for dinner today

If  we  were having  coffee: I would  tell you how  we have  been  eating  our  potatoes  (  crop  all gone! )  and  our  lovely green beans! It is  so good  to just  pop out  to the garden  and  just pick  the  amount  you  want  for dinner.  The  tomatoes  are  getting  huge  and it looks like we will be  making  lots of  chutney  again this  year! I say  we but  it is  really  the hubby’s  domain.

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Fit to burst

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Green and healthy

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Hidden among the leaves

Now see  I slipped  the garden  report in  without  a warning !!

Take your Pick

If  we were having coffee : I would  ask  if  I  can fill up  your  cup, or  glass  or  get  you anything  else  to  eat  it is  all  calorie  free! Now  last  night  the hubby  and I went  to visit  some  friends  and  we had  a great  evening  and  today  we are  having hubby’s  mother  over  for  dinner  we  do most  Sundays  if  we are  here.  So  really  I  have  to go  and get  on  as  the  dinner  will not  cook itself!

I do hope  you have not  found my  idle  chitter  chatter  to  boring   but  as  I  said  Paul’s  blog  is  very  thought  provking  again this  week!  So with that said  I must  love  you  and  leave  you !

If  we  were having  coffee :  I say  I  was  sad  to miss  the  Annual  Bloggers  Bash  info here 

And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

Oh!! I nearly  forgot  my  beautiful  SunFlowers  I bought  them yesterday!!

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Full of warmth

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And Hope !

 

If we were having Coffee: Gardens, kitchens and flowers!

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If we were having coffee:  Well it has  been  a very  busy  week  again, tell me  please  where  has half of  this year  gone ??

Well  settle  down  with your  drinks  and cakes   and I  shall  tell you  about  the big  plan! What  I hear  you  asking?  Right  the hubby  has  suggested  we have a new  kitchen   and I  actually  agree! Even though it will mean a lot of upheaval  it  will be  worth it. So  far  we have  waded  through  the  catalogue  of  the  manufacter  that  we have chosen. We  have picked  the unit  and  narrowed  the colour  scheme  down to  three  colours ( Ivory, sage  or light blue) . We  have spent hours  choosing   which  white  goods  we  want   and  also  spent  ages  researching  cooker hoods.

We  have  decided  to  have  the hob  on  a central  island   which means  the extracter  hood  will be  suspended  above  said  hob! Well I hae to apologise  for  all the  slips of  paper  with  drawings  on  and  the  catalogues  strewn  all over  the place !  move  them out  the way  and  make  yourselves  comfortable…. watch  this spot.

If we  were having Coffee :  My  gym buddy  and I  have  been working very hard  this  week  and  we have  signed up  for another  course of  extra  lessons  to see us  through  to the end  of  the year !

Can I refill your cup or  get you  a calorie  free  treat  we have some  gorgeous  cakes  this week.

If  we  were having  coffee: I would  draw  your  attantion  to  Paul’s  blog  this  week  it is  exstremely  thought  provoking,  do  read  it  believe me  you  will not  regret  it! If  we  were having  coffee: I tell  you  that  the garden is  doing  fine   but  I  have no photos  today  because   I just  have  not  had  time  to  take  any  this  week Hooray  I hear  you  all shouting!! … But  hey  I have  some  lovely  photos of  some of  my  flowers!

Honeysuckle

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Fusia

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Roses

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Hanging basket

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Holyhock

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Ivy at the cemetary

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Daisy daisy

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I don’t know

Now  I  have  to  admit  I do not  know  what  the  yellow  flower is  called  but isn’t it lovely!!

If  we  were having  coffee: I have  to  go  to bed  now  as  I  have  to be  up  early   as  we  are  off  to  see  the Newbie   early  tomorrow!

Once  again I  thank  you  all for  visiting  me  and Paul  too  we love to  see you  and hear  what  you have to say  and  we hope  you will join us again next  week! Hugs  to you  all! Do  all stay  and  be comfortable   we love  to see  you  all.

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Uoopsey Daisy

 

 

If we were having Coffee: I feel like Alice

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If we were having coffee: Phew, I  shall  have  to say  I  am sorry  for being late . I have had  a really  eventful weekend! Yesterday  (Saturday ) I was up really  early  because I had  to be at  the hospital at 8am. I had  to  go in  for an operation. I had  spent  all week  since  returning  from  the  cruise  worrying  about it! Well  what  do  you know  I have been in had  my  op  and I  am now  home  and I have survived. Results  of  two  biopsys in 3/4 weeks!

Silly  me  I  was really  worried   and  I don’t  know  why  because  normally  I take  things in my  stride.Hey ho  what do ya know!!

If we were having coffee:  The  hubby  and I  had  a  trip out this  week  just off  the cuff  and unexpected I  think he  was  very  kindly  trying  to keep  my  mind off  the impending operation. Well  it  was lovely   the  weather and  not  too busy.  We  went  to Marlow  on  the  Thames , we had  a good drive  down  there  but  sadly  we  could not  find  anywhere  to  park  so  we took  a trip down memory  lane  and  found a  spot  where hubby had picniced  with his parents  when he was young!  I have  put in  a photo below  of  the spot. After that  we went  to  the lovely  village  of Bisham  and  we had  a  beautiful  meal in a country  pub.  here  are  some  photos  of Bisham too.

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Bisham

Winter Hill

Winter Hill

A lovely  day out indeed!

If  we were having coffee : It is  garden  time again….. stop  yawning I  am only  going to  show  you  two photos, it is of  our  first  early  crop of  new potatoes!

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More to come

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Green fingers and gloves

Right  well If we were having coffee: I would have to  say I  must  take  my leave  I  am not  feeling  tip top yet   and  we have had  the  mother in law over  for the day  and she keeps us on our toes. Plus I had a temperature  this afternoon. So I  am off  to  get my  Jimjams  and  slippers  and have an early  night.

Once  again I  thank  you  all for  visiting  me  and Paul  too  we love to  see you  and hear  what  you have to say  and  we hope  you will join us again next  week! Hugs  to you  all!

Do  all stay  and  be comfortable   we love  to see  you  all.

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Wordless Wednesday : Garden Beauty.

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The original wite rose

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View through the bush

 

If we were having Coffee: Sadness,Guns, Hospitals & Gardens

Welcome one  welcome all

 

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

If  we  were having  coffee: Well it has  been  a busy  week  with  alot going on, where  to start? Lets  look  at  world affairs  mainly  the  Charleston church shooting in  which  a 21yr old  man , Dylann Roof shot  and  killed  nine people. He  sat  and  pretended  to  be  taking part  in  the  service  for an hour and  then  he  shot  people in  cold blood.

I truly believe  that  guns should  be totally  banned. The  licensing  laws  must  be  made  stricter  and  more  rigourous  tests  and investigations  need  to  made  into  anyone  wanting  one! I believe  that no one needs  to  have a  gun, only  those who need  a gun  for their  work  and  then  those  guns  should  be  securely  kept  at  the place of  work! America   you  are  no longer pioneers  you  do not need  guns . I  do know  that  all  countries  have  this problem  to larger  and  lesser  degrees  but  please  it  should  not be  as easy  to  buy  a gun  as it is  to buy  your  weekly  goceries!

I  am speaking  from  an English  perspective   but  our ordinary  police  do  not  carry  guns. Armed police  are  a  separate  part of  the police service   and  you  see  them  at  airports, ports  and in London or locally  if  armed  officers  are  called  for….. In fact the  last  time I  was up  near Buckingham palace I  saw  armed police  and I was  shocked  and surprised. Anyway  I  have no  say  in  what  laws other  countries  have,  it is none of  my  business  but I  still had  to  throw in  my  three halfpence.

On  the  same  subject I read  that  the Emanuel AME  Church  is opening  today  for  a service of  solidarity and rememberence   for  the  relatives of  the dead. I  believe  that  all  the churches  will ring  their  bells in support. This  madness  and hate  must  stop  it is  like a cancer.

Only  last  night  there  were deaths  and  serious  injuries  in  West  Philadelphia read  here about it .  Everyone  needs  to  stop  and  think  about  what is  happening  and  why  is it  happening  ….. sorry  I  am still ranting I  must  stop  now.

Where  are  my  manners  If  we  were  having  coffee:  I  would  say  do  let  me  replish  your  cups  or  pour  you  something  stronger if  I  have  bored or enraged  you !

Now  what  has  been  happening  on  the  home  front ,  well one of  my  sister’s  has been in hospital  for  the last  two months , down in the West Country. Well a fortnight  ago  she had a heart  double bypass and  two valve  repairs. She  was in intensive  care  and  then  a hight dependancy unit  for  ten days, having  been  already  in hospital  previous  to  that for  six weeks  she  was in need of  family! We could  not  visit before because  she had  been  very  sick  and  at one point  she  caught  the Norovirus .

My  eldest  sister  wanted  to visit  her  as  well  so  the husband  kindly  said  we  would  drive up  to  her  house  ( she lives up North )  and  we would  stay  the night  before  driving  down  to the West Country  the  next  day. My  sister  had offered  to  come  to us  by  train but  it  was a  long  and  complicated  journey. Any how  we  made  the  trip  and  visited  the sister in  hospital  and  stayed  over  two nights ,  she  looked  better  than  we expected  and  she perked up  a lot  when  we  spent  time  with her. We  did not like  to leave  her  but  good news  since  we  have  returned  home  she  been taken  from the large  hospital,  she was in when we saw her, to  her local  hospital  where  she knows the staff  and her  friends can visit her  easily . Here  are  a few of  the  sights  we  saw .

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Such a tall tree!

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Such a pretty tree

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An old water mill

If we  were having  coffee : Let  me  get  you  some  more cake before  I take  you  out  to see  the veg garden …I know  yawn…yawn   but  this  year I thought  a weekly  garden update  might  be fun….. or maybe  not , if it is  boring  you  just  tell me!

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Tomato alley honest they have grown!

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Flowers on the toms

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Beans and potatoes

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Amazing how the beans know to climb!

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Roses being nosey

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Hello reds!

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Beans

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Potatoe flowers

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are they not pretty?

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Promise of fruit

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pretty yellow

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and the extra beans

Well If  we  were having coffee : I tell  you that it is  fathers  day  here  so I  wish  every  Dad  who is  celebrating  today  a very  special  day! I  am off  to cook  a special meal  from  hubby  the boys  have all been in touch  and  so he is happy!

 

If we were having  coffee: Shall  we  all go  across  and  see Paul  and  all his  guests ,  we need  to  encourage  Paul  to  start  writing  a  book  about  the  nitty  gritty  of  dialysis and  all the  wonderful  little incites  he  gives us  weekly  of  his treatment  highs  and lows. It  would  be  a great  help  to many  even those  who  are not even going through  treatment! Also  all the lovely  little assides  of  people  he meets  while  at  the hospital …come  one lets  twist his arm , gently of  course!

Once  again I  thank  you  all for  visiting  me  and Paul  too  we love to  see you  and hear  what  you have to say  and  we hope  you will join us again next  week! Hugs  to you  all!

Do  all stay  and  be comfortable   we love  to see  you  all.

And of course  the

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  WEEKEND COFFEE SHARE

over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

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IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: TROOPING OF THE COLOUR AND GARDENS

Hello  everyone  welcome  to  the garden  we have a marquee  and  heaters, all the garden  furniture  has  been washed  and  I have put out cushions for your  comfort.

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it . Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

Okay  If  we  were  having  coffee : Lets  start  with yesterday  which  was  the Queen’s official  birthday ( unlike  us  mere  commoners  she has  at least  two!) Well in honur  of  this  event  there  is  the  pomp  and  cermony  that  is  know  as  the trooping  of  the  colours . Now  this  a great  spectical  even if  you are  not  a royalist  you have  to be in awe of  it!

The Queen has attended in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped.  She  last  attended  on  a  horse  in  1987.The regiments take their turn for this honour in rotation as operational commitments permit. You  can read  all about  the Trooping of  the colour   here.

After  the  parade which  has  bands  mounted ( imagine  having  to read music, ride  your  horse  and keep he or /she in line  and pace  and  play an instrament  all at once!)  and on  foot. Horses, carriages,  horse  drawn  guns, and marching  men  and  all corographed  to  the enst !

After  the parade  there is a forty one  gun salute  in  Hyde Park,  they use  the guns  they use in the parade. All  these are  original  world  war one  guns  and one is  roumoured  to  be  the gun  which  fired  the  first  shell at  the  Battle of  the Somme.

Then  the  members of  the Royal  family  are  taken  back  to  Buckingham  Palace  to  appear  on  the balcany  all together  …. a  rare  occurance . All the  spectators  surge up  the Mall and  congregate  outside  Buckingham Place  to  get a glimpse of  the Royals  and to wave  and celebrate….. it’s  not just  us  brits  people  come  from all over  the world!

Righ  Photos  and videos?

41 Gun Salute Hyde Park

A great moment Crowds Royals and the Red Arrows

And  here  is  a video  that  catches  the  feel of  the day !

OH! If  we  were having  coffee :  After  all my  jabbering on  about  the  trooping  of  the colour  ( it  was  the  Welsh  Guards  this  year) You  must  be  gagging  for  another  cuppa  and  a cake!! I  am forgetting  my  manners  sorry!

Let us  have  a quick  look around  the  garden  nothing  much  has  changed  except everything  has  got  bigger. Mind  you  the  white  rose  tree is  looking glorious!I  think  all our  roses  are  magnificent  if  I  say  so  myself  though  Tangental  could  out  rose  us  ( ceck it out)   with his  garden!!

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The white rose tree

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The husband up a ladder ‘ trimming’ trees!

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Rose and bushes

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Beans for Jack?

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Tomato Alley

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Potatoes and Beans with roses poking over the fence from front garden.

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Glorious Red

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Potaoes and Beans

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Another Red

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And the Pink

Well the  weather has been a mixture  this  week, more  coffee  anyone? We  have  had  all four  seasons, pelting  rain  cold  winds, frost  over night  and and  glorious  heat wave ( well for us that is ) weather!

If we were having  coffee: Shall  we  all go  across  and  see Paul  and  all his  guests ,  we need  to  encourage  Paul  to  start  writing  a  book  about  the  nitty  gritty  of  dialysis and  all the  wonderful  little incites  he  gives us  weekly  of  his treatment  highs  and lows. It  would  be  a great  help  to many  even those  who  are not even going through  treatment! Also  all the lovely  little assides  of  people  he meets  while  at  the hospital …come  one lets  twist his arm , gently of  course!

Once  again I  thank  you  all for  visiting  me  and Paul  too  we love to  see you  and hear  what  you have to say  and  we hope  you will join us again next  week! Hugs  to you  all!

Do  all stay  and  be comfortable   we love  to see  you  all.

And of course  the

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If we were having Coffee: Friends, Eurovision,

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Can you spot that Bird!

 

Hello  everyone  I  thought  I  would catch  you  all again  as  you  arrive. I was  thinking  as  the  weather  is  improving  we  could  start  sitting out in the  garden ! I  think it  is  looking  good  have  a  look  for  yourselves   and  then  we can  decide  if  we are  ready  to  move out  there!

Well what  do  you  think  shall  we  chance  it  we  can  bring out  the  heaters  we used  in  the Autumn  if  anyone  is  used  to higher  temperatures. Now  as  always  we have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster  

Well, I  am exhausted  physically  and mentally  today  so  I  am going to  sit  here  and  pour  you all a drink   do  help  yourselves  to  any  cake or  biscuit , remember  as I  have already  said  all are  calorie  free.

If  we  were having  Coffee: I  would  tell  you  that  it  has  been  a very  hectic  week on  the  home front! Monday  evening  our  eldest  son  came  to  stay  as  he  had  been  invited  to  give  a small lecture  on  a  new  type of  working practice,  that  the  firm he  works  for uses, at anther  firm . We live  slap  in the middle  of his  journey  and  so  he stayed  the night  with us and polish his  presentation. Apparently  all went  well  though  the  small casual group  around  the table  turned out  to be  a room full of  top  bosses! he  did  well. He  dropped  in  for coffee  on his way  back  to  work  and gave us  a debrief!

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A Wisteria Tree

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Shrubs, trees and fountain

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A Bee

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Another Bee

If  we  were having  Coffee: Thursday  was  a lovely  day  weather wise and  company  wise  too. My gym buddie  and I  went  to Milford  to  meet  a dear  friend  who  had  moved  near  to the  sea  about  7yrs  ago  but  we  still keep in  touch , phone  email  and  regularly  meet  up  for  lunch. Above   are  some  views  of  the  garden center  we  visited  absolutely  stunning I  am afraid   my  camera  does  not do  it  justice. We all had a lovely  day  and  though the driving  did  leave  me  worn  out ( I had  forgotten  to take  my  morning tablets  and had  none  with  me) I really  had a  great  day. After  an early  night  and a does  of  pills  I  was back up  and running  ( so  to  speak) on Friday!)

 If we were having  Coffee:  Now it is  time to  bore  you  all  with  the garden veg  report . Now  I  misled  Tangental   we are  growing  beans   and I have  the photos  to  prove it! The Husband  had  planted  some  and  not  told  me  so I was  surprised  to  see  them  growing up!! So  far I  can  still  report  things  are  growing  well!  Do  visit  Tangental’s  Blog  it  just wonderful!

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The Bird Box inhabited

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Potatoes and Beans

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Beans

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Potatoes

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Toms stretching

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More Toms

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Toms to give away

 If we were having  Coffee: Were  are  my  manners  would  you like  another  cuppa  or  some  cakes  they  are  also  temping  we even have  some  Danish pastries  and  croissants today.

MUMMMMMMMMMMM!

On  the  world  News  front  If  we were having  coffee:  I  would  say  How  delighted  I  am  about  the  Irish referendum results! Gay  Marriage  is  now  legal  in Ireland ( well southern Ireland  that  is, Northern  Ireland  being  slightly  different  because  it is  part  of  the UK)  It is  funny  when they  do  the weather  for the  UK  the  shows  England, Scotland , Wales  and Ireland   but  the weather is only  the Northern Ireland  patch ..Southern Ireland obviously  has  no weather? 😉

 

Now  isn’t  that  a  conundrum? And  what  does  Northern Ireland  think  about  all this  well….. I  am not  going  to go  into  this  here  but I   have  here  a link  from the Guardian  which  you  can peruse! read  here  and  draw  your  own conclusions.

I  am personally  delighted  live  and live  and let  live and give  everyone  a chance  to be themselves .

Rainbows over Dublin and Cork!

 

How  wonderfully  fitting there  were Rainbows  over  Dublin  and Cork  as  the  the  results  came in …. A  sign  from  God  I  think  waving the  Rainbow  flag!!

If  we were having Coffee: I would  have to  admit  that  I  did not watch  the Eurovision  Song  Contest  ( I  was actually  too busy  watching  Person of Interest , we have been watching  season  1,2  & 3  and  found it  amazing, we are   totally  hooked!!) Sorry I  digress we  have  watched the  Eurovison  in  in the past  but it has  turned into a joke  now . First  Terry  Wogan  had  us  all stitches   with his cutting  and humourus   comments  and  commentary  and now Graham Norton  is  filling his  shoes ..well!  Sadly  the UK  are  never  liked much in Europe  and  too much  of  the voting  is political . I  am glad  we  don’t  win  because  I  think  this  country  has  better  things  to spend  vast  amounts of  money on…. ie Health  service  education , benefit  fraud, immigration …I  need  not  go on !  Any who  !! here is our  entry.

we  came in the bottom end of  votes but it’s  not  a bad  Euro  entry.

And  the  winner  Sweden  …Well done  Sweden , nice  visual effects ! Good  Eurovision song .

Oh ! and Australia  joined in  for  the first  time….. How  does  that  work  Australia ..in Europe? As  much  as  we all love  you guys  there is  no way  you are European! here is  their  entry.   Another  good  Euro  song.

Well  as  you can see I  am very  tongue in  cheek about  the Contest  come  back  Wogan  do a  double  act  with Graham  Norton  then I  might  watch!!

If  we were having Coffee:  I  would say  lets  finish on that light note! Lets  go  and find  Paul’s  guests  some of  them are out here in the garden  and  some  are  in the house . Have  a  great  week  and don’t  forget  Paul is  guest  posting  all over  the place  track him down  and enjoy  his magic! Cordeliasmomstill       has  a link of  all his  post  here  Check  Codeliasmomstill  blog out  too  it is so much fun  !! Okay  love  to you  all  and  see  you  all next  week I  hope !!

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